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Westwood Holdings Group Inc (WHG)

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16 Aug 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Frank

71 2015 Chairman of the Board

Brian Casey

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Susan Byrne

72 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board, Founder

Murray Forbes

41 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer

Fabian Gomez

53 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Mark Freeman

51 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Julie Gerron

51 2017 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Steven Paddon

58 2018 Senior Vice President

Raymond Wooldridge

80 Lead Independent Director

Ellen Masterson

68 2014 Independent Director

Geoffrey Norman

75 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Frank

Mr. Richard M. Frank is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Frank has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since February 2006, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 1, 2015. Mr. Frank was previously employed by CEC Entertainment, Inc. (“CEC”), a Dallas-based company that operates a chain of pizza and children’s entertainment restaurants, until his retirement in March 2014. CEC was an NYSE-listed company until February 2014. From December 2008 until February 2014, he served as Executive Chairman of the Board of CEC. Mr. Frank served CEC as a director from June 1985 to February 2014, as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from March 1986 to December 2008, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 1985 to October 1988. Prior to CEC, Mr. Frank served for 12 years as Chief Operating Officer of S&A Restaurant Co., a subsidiary of the Pillsbury Company. Mr. Frank brings extensive knowledge with regard to executive and board level oversight of a public company through his significant experience as chief executive officer, chairman and director of CEC. Mr. Frank also has a deep understanding of business, governance, compensation and financial matters through his service with CEC.

Brian Casey

Mr. Brian O. Casey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Casey has served as chief executive officer of Westwood since January 2006, as president and director of Westwood since its inception in December 2001, as secretary from 2001 to 2014 and as chief operating officer of Westwood from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Casey has served as chief executive officer of Westwood Management since January 2006, as president since 2002 and as a director since 2000. Mr. Casey served as chief operating officer of Westwood Management from 2000 to 2005, as executive vice president from 2000 to 2002 and as vice president from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Casey has served as director of Westwood Trust since 1996 and he also served as president of Westwood Trust from 1996 to 2013. Since 2002, Mr. Casey has served on the Tartan Board of Directors, a group exclusively devoted to raising money for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Governor’s Business Council for the State of Texas. He was appointed in 2008 to the board of the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, which helps raise money to support Baylor Health Care System’s mission of patient care, education, research and community service. In 2011, he was appointed to the board of the Cooper Institute, an organization dedicated to scientific research in the field of preventative medicine and public health. As the chief executive officer of the Company and with over 20 years in senior executive roles with the Company, Mr. Casey brings an extensive knowledge of and experience with the Company and its business as well as valuable leadership and management experience. Mr. Casey has deep knowledge of the Company’s operations, strategies and competitive environment as well as the asset management industry as a whole. As a board member of several private organizations, Mr. Casey also brings valuable experience in governance matters.

Susan Byrne

Ms. Susan M. Byrne is Vice Chairman of the Board, Founder of the Company. Susan M. Byrne has served as a director of Westwood since its inception in December 2001 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from Westwood's inception through May 1, 2015, at which time she began serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position which she currently holds. Ms. Byrne also serves as a consultant to the Company under an agreement dated March 17, 2015. Ms. Byrne served as Director, Global Initiatives for Westwood from February 2012 to July 2015. She served Westwood as Co-Chief Investment Officer from January 2011 to February 2012, as Chief Investment Officer from January 2006 to January 2011, and as Chief Executive Officer from December 2001 to December 2005. Ms. Byrne is the founder of Westwood Management Corp., and has served as its Chairman of the Board since 1983, as Chief Investment Officer from 1983 to February 2012, as Chief Executive Officer from 1983 to 2005, and as President from 1983 to 2002. She served as a director of Westwood Trust from 1996 to 1999 and again since 2016. She is a Trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art, where she also serves on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer. She serves as a Trustee of the Impact Dallas Capital Board and as a Trustee of the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation, and she has previously served as a member of the Board of Presbyterian Communities & Services Foundation, as a member of the Board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the City of Dallas Employees Retirement Fund.

Murray Forbes

Mr. Murray Forbes, III, CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He joined the Company in December 2014 as Vice President of Finance and has 18 years of experience across multiple industries in both the public and private sectors, including 12 years in public accounting. His expertise includes financial reporting for Securities and Exchange Commission registrants, capital markets, corporate governance, global tax and treasury matters, mergers and acquisitions and technology solutions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Forbes served as Senior Director, Assistant Controller of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (“CEC”), a Dallas-based company that develops, operates and franchises family dining and entertainment centers, from December 2012 to December 2014. CEC was a New York Stock Exchange listed company until February 2014. From September 2000 to December 2012, he worked at KPMG LLP, most recently as an audit senior manager. Mr. Forbes holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond and is a certified public accountant.

Fabian Gomez

Mr. Fabian Gomez is Chief Operating Officer of the company. Prior to joining Westwood, Mr. Gomez was Invesco Ltd.'s Global Head of Equity and Alternative Investment Applications, responsible for strategic planning, oversight of all major project initiatives and staff development at a global level. Previously, Mr. Gomez was McDonnell Investment Management's Managing Director and Chief Information Officer for six years. Mr. Gomez has also worked for Nuveen Investments, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Van Kampen Funds. Mr. Gomez earned an M.B.A. in Finance and International Management from Rice University Business School and a B.A. in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin.

Mark Freeman

Mr. Mark Freeman is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of the Company. He is served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer from February 2012 to March 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Freeman served as Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer from January 2011 to February 2012. He served as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Westwood from July 2006 to December 2010. He joined Westwood in 1999 as Assistant Vice President and served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager from July 2000 to July 2006. Mr. Freeman is a member of the American Economics Association, the CFA Institute, and the CFA Society of Dallas/Fort Worth. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Millsaps College and serves as a board member for the Wilson Fund.

Julie Gerron

Ms. Julie K. Gerron, is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of the Company. She has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Westwood since March 2013, Chief Compliance Officer since March 2017 and Corporate Secretary since March 2014. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, General Counsel from July 2007 to March 2013, and as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel from July 2005 to July 2007. Ms. Gerron previously served as Vice President, Research Analyst from January 2004 to July 2005. From 1998 to 2004, Ms. Gerron worked at Smith & Summers LLC where she served as portfolio manager for various funds. From 1992 to 1998, she worked for various branches of the State of Oklahoma government, including as Assistant Attorney General, Deputy General Counsel of the Insurance Department, and as Special Counsel to the Executive Director of the House of Representatives. Ms. Gerron is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Oklahoma and the CFA Institute.

Steven Paddon

Mr. Steven Paddon is Senior Vice President of the company. Prior to joining Westwood, he served as Head of Institutional and International Sales at OppenheimerFunds, where he oversaw the institutional business teams and led the firm's international expansion. Mr. Paddon spent eight years leading Consultant Relations and Institutional Business at Investec Asset Management. Earlier in his career, he focused on institutional sales and client service at Credit Suisse Asset Management, State Street Research and MetLife. Mr. Paddon earned his B.A. in Economics from Wheaton College and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.

Raymond Wooldridge

Mr. Raymond E. Wooldridge is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wooldridge has served as a director of Westwood since it became a public company in December 2001. He has served as a director of Westwood Trust since 2000. Mr. Wooldridge is Chairman of the Board of Reeves Bancshares, Inc., a one-bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Stockmans Bank, which serves southwestern Oklahoma and the Dallas area. Mr. Wooldridge is also Chairman of the Board of Archaea Solutions, Inc., a private wastewater treatment company. He also serves as director and Investment Committee member of the Catholic Diocese Educational Endowment Trust Fund. Until February 2014, Mr. Wooldridge was a director of CEC, a Dallas-based company that operates a chain of pizza and children's entertainment restaurants. CEC was an NYSE-listed company until February 2014. He was also a director of Davidson Companies, Inc., a large financial services holding company headquartered in Montana, from 1994 to 2009. He also served as a director of Davidson Trust Company, a wealth management and trust firm, from 2001 to 2005. From 1986 to 1999, he was a director of SWS Group, Inc. ("SWS"); from 1996 to 1999, he served as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee of SWS; from 1993 to 1996, he served as Chief Executive Officer of SWS; and from 1986 to 1993, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of SWS. He is a past Chairman of the National Securities Clearing Corporation, which was a national clearing agency registered with the SEC, and past Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Ellen Masterson

Ms. Ellen H. Masterson is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Masterson has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since 2014. She retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") in 2008, having served in such capacity since 1999 and also from 1985 to 1997. Ms. Masterson specialized in the audits of companies involved in various sectors of the financial services industry, including investment management firms and public companies with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. She held senior positions within the leadership of PwC from 2001 to 2008, including international responsibilities across the global network of PwC firms. From 1997 to 1999, Ms. Masterson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American General Corporation, prior to its acquisition by American International Group, Inc. Ms. Masterson also serves on the Board of Directors of Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resource and comprehensive business performance solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses. Since 1982, she has served on the boards of directors for numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Geoffrey Norman

Mr. Geoffrey R. Norman is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Norman has served as a director of Westwood and Westwood Trust since April 2007. He was employed by General Electric from 1968 to 2004, serving in various roles including Comptroller of GE Española, Chief Financial Officer of GE International Contractor Equipment, Vice President & Treasurer of GE Capital, and Executive Vice President of GE Asset Management from April 1988 to March 2004. Mr. Norman serves on a global board for buildOn, a not-for-profit entity that builds schools in underdeveloped countries and organizes after-school clubs in US high schools. Mr. Norman also serves as a consultant to 5AM Ventures, a life science venture capital firm based in San Francisco, California.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Frank

205,000

Brian Casey

3,738,310

Susan Byrne

432,643

Murray Forbes

435,447

Fabian Gomez

514,098

Mark Freeman

2,174,660

Julie Gerron

616,810

Steven Paddon

412,842

Raymond Wooldridge

170,000

Ellen Masterson

185,000

Geoffrey Norman

170,000
As Of  30 Dec 2018